R ASHWIN

  • World Cup 2015: Why India can beat Australia in the semi-finals March 25, 2015

    Defending champions India are high on confidence ahead of their semi-final clash against co-host Australia. With seven back-to-back wins in World Cup 2015 so far the momentum is surely with the Men in Blue and MS Dhoni's men will be going into the match with aim of taming Australia in...
  • India vs Australia World Cup semi finals - SWOT at a glance March 24, 2015

    India vs. Australia Semi finals - SWOT at a glance It is going to be a thriller at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Both India and Australia have played exceptional cricket in the World Cup. It is going to be a big game between both the teams. Defending champions...
  • Will bowling win the World Cup for India? March 13, 2015

    India sailed into the quarter-finals with five wins on the trot, including convincing victories against Pakistan and South Africa. ...
  • Indian bowlers complete half-century at World Cup with 50/50 wickets March 10, 2015

    When Mohammed Shami dismissed Alex Cusack on Tuesday, Indian bowlers achieved a rarest of rare feats - one which none envisioned before the start of ongoing Cricket World Cup. For the first time in history, India have bowled out oppositions in five consecutive ODIs. The Indian bowling unit has answered criticism...
  • ICC World Cup: A Dhoni special and India sail into the quarters March 6, 2015

    He delivers when the team needs him the most. We saw it in the 2011 World Cup final and we saw it today. MS Dhoni may not have an ODI century out of the subcontinent but if his 30s and 40s can contribute to the team retaining the Cup, no...
  • Kings of Cricket: India beat WI, enter World Cup quarters March 6, 2015

    A superlative bowling performance and a cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni eventually helped India muster a four-wicket win against the West Indies to notch their fourth consecutive 2015 World Cup win. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Dhoni credits bowlers in low-scoring win over WI March 6, 2015

    Perth: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was all praise for his bowlers after the Men in Blue earned a hard-fought win against the West Indies to move into the quarter-finals of the cricket World Cup, here on Friday. Table-toppers India managed a four-wicket win at the WACA to keep a clean...
  • ICC World Cup: Bowlers, gutsy Dhoni edge West Indies; India in quarters March 6, 2015

    India, after bowling out the opposition for 182, needed a good batting performance to back up the bowlers but failed to do so on a lively WACA pitch. The ball moved around a bit more under lights, making life difficult for the Indian batsmen, and it was left to the...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowling's renaissance vindicated at Perth March 6, 2015

    This was a good one month back. "No chance, they don't have the bowling to defend," said a boy tapping at his smartphone, leaning dejectedly on the glass that supports the corner seats in Delhi Metro. Chins turned towards him, searching if he had a companion. Finding none but the...
  • World Cup: R Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Kohli episode March 5, 2015

    Perth: Amid the fur ore generated by Virat Kohli's abusive behavior with an Indian journalist, offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for "taking cricket back" to the country. Although Ashwin refrained from making any comments on the 'Virat...
  • ICC World Cup: Will Dhoni throw the Ashwin challenge at Gayle? March 3, 2015

    The media may be peeved at MS Dhoni the late-comer, but he's making all the right moves on the turf that matters. Three wins in three matches, and India's World Cup defence well on its way. India stayed in Perth after having UAE for an evening snack, awaiting West Indies, who...
  • World Cup 2015: India relishing in the success of Jadeja, Ashwin March 2, 2015

    It's been just over 28 months since the One-Day International rules were tweaked, again. One new ball per end, no more than four fielders outside the 30-yard circle at any stage of the innings, only a five-over Batting Power Play block after the mandatory Power Play in the first 10...
  • World Cup: Well begun, Team India youngsters need to keep going February 25, 2015

    Opinions flew thick and fast when India's chances at the 2015 World Cup were discussed before the tournament kicked off, with a large percentage suggesting that their traditional frailties in conditions in Australia and New Zealand would hamper their progress. To make matters a little more complicated, India don't have enough...
  • ICC World Cup: India rout South Africa, title defence on February 22, 2015

    If there were any doubts still lingering over India's World Cup defence, they can be kissed a good bye as 90,000 people present at the MCG on Sunday saw India play like champions and hammer South Africa by 140 runs. The heroes of India's second win on the trot were Shikhar...
  • I see a lot of me in Ashwin: Anil Kumble February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: It may not quite be in the same league as Sir Donald Bradman saying Sachin Tendulkar reminded him of his own batting, but Anil Kumble paid R Ashwin the biggest compliment of the offspinner's cricketing life at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday. Much like his bowling, Kumble's choice of...
  • World Cup 2015: Injury scare for R Ashwin but all is well February 18, 2015

    First fun-and-games, then the serious stuff. That has been the tack adopted by the Indian team over the past few years. A game of volleyball once upon a time, then rocketball. Now, football has come to be the accepted pre-cricket routine at any practice session, and it was no different...
  • World Cup 2015: Ashwin making the right turns February 17, 2015

    Melbourne: S Venkataraghavan had a very interesting World Cup career. Six matches, all of them as captain, one victory, in the 1975 and 1979 editions combined. Bowled his full quota of 12 overs in each of those matches. 72 overs, 432 deliveries, 217 runs conceded, no wickets taken. Economy 3.01. How...
  • We will wait and watch: MS Dhoni on bowling combination February 10, 2015

    Adelaide: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday left the question on Indian bowling combination for the World Cup beginning on Saturday unanswered, saying the team will take a decision depending on the conditions. "We'll have to wait and watch, depending on conditions and the kind of wickets offered," Dhoni said when...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 5 at the SCG January 10, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front...
  • Australia expose India's bowling incompetence ahead of World Cup January 9, 2015

    251 for 6 in 40 overs - a run-rate of 6.28 per over. We are not talking about an ODI here. It's Australia's scorecard from day four of the Sydney Test, where India's bowling incompetence has now put serious question marks over their World Cup hopes. They have done what they...
  • 4th Test: Australia take control on Day 4, lead India by 348 January 9, 2015

    Shoulders dropped and bowlers ran out of answers as India, following an Australian onslaught, braced up for another battle of survival on the final day of the Test series after the hosts went 348 runs in front on the fourth day of the Sydney Test - putting an Indian win...
  • Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin in line for vice-captain job January 2, 2015

    Sydney: The sudden decision of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to retire from Test cricket has also given rise to a question as to who will be Virat Kohli's deputy with the names of Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin emerging as possible candidates. "It will be interesting to see what is the choice...
  • 3rd Test: Australia set up exciting final day finish December 29, 2014

    Shaun Marsh's fifty helped Australia stretch their lead to 326 runs against India at stumps on day four of the third Test in Melboure. Marsh (62*) and Ryan Harris (8*) remained unbeaten for hosts with the team ending the day on top with 261 for 7 on board. Ishant Sharma...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 3 December 19, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 2 Round-up: India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4...
  • 2nd Test: Umesh Yadav checks Australia at 221/4 after India's 408 December 18, 2014

    India failed to drive home the advantage of a good start as Australia bowled them out for 408 on day two, thanks to Josh Hazlewood's 5 for 68 on debut, and then reached 221 for 4 at stumps after Umesh Yadav's triple strike kept India's hopes of taking a first-innings...